Jason Perry won the historic mayoral election with 38,612 votes, making him the first-ever Croydon mayor.
The results of the election of the first-ever mayor of Croydon in 2022 were known in one day.
Conservative candidate Jason Perry won with 38,612 votes, followed by Labor’s Wall Showcross, who received 38,023 votes.
🗳Results for # CroydonBelarus holds first mayoral election – Jason Perry is Croydon’s first directly elected mayor. Jason Perry (CON) received a total of 38,612, and Val Shawcross (LAB) received 3,823.
– Your Croydon (@yourcroydon) May 7, 2022
Jason received 34.83 percent of the vote of first choice, and Val received 32.68 percent.
Since no one received 50 percent or more of the votes of the first preference, the second preference was counted to determine who would become mayor.
While Val received more second votes (6671) compared to Jason (5199), the total meant that the Conservative candidate took the lead.
The elected mayor will replace the former system of cabinet ministers when councilors elected their leader from their parties.
The results of the mayoral election were announced at 4.47 this morning.
Croydon’s mayoral election took place overnight during the vote count, which also postponed the countdown to local elections until tomorrow.
Croydon’s council tweeted: “At the request of candidates and agents, we have been asked to start counting local elections today at 6pm and resume on Sunday at 1pm.
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